Technical

Did You Know You Can Build an “App” in Argos? Here’s How

Did You Know You Can Build an “App” in Argos? Here’s How

If you've been using Evisions' Argos Enterprise Reporting Solution, you already know what a powerful tool it can be for making sense of complicated institutional data. But what you might not know is that Argos is much more than a reporting resource. In fact, with a...

Leveraging Banner APIs To Streamline Your Reporting Environment

Leveraging Banner APIs To Streamline Your Reporting Environment

Everyone loves a good shortcut to save time and make things more efficient, and when it comes to a complex system like Banner, sometimes we need all the help we can get. That's where APIs come in. Application Programming Interfaces allow users to access a system from...

Harness the Power of Built-in Banner Functions

Harness the Power of Built-in Banner Functions

Let’s get a virtual show of hands…how many of you have mastered the art of manually gathering a student’s home address? It works fine, right? That is, until you have students that don’t have that particular address type. How about calculating a person’s age? That...

6 Common Misconceptions About Data Management in Higher Education

6 Common Misconceptions About Data Management in Higher Education

Managing your institutional data effectively is no mean feat. Dozens of factors come into play, from your choice of reporting tools to the makeup of your institution’s strategic plan. With all those moving parts, it’s little wonder that mastering your data management...

Four Reasons You Should Take Naming Conventions More Seriously

Four Reasons You Should Take Naming Conventions More Seriously

So…let’s say you’ve developed a really cool, really complicated DataBlock. It has 5 forms, 15 multi-column list boxes, 20+ parameters and a dozen SQL variables. A month after it goes live, a director comes up to you and says, “This would be even more useful if the...